Time out 'vital for happy workers'

06-08-2008

Time out 'vital for happy workers'
Putting in the extra hours may look good from a career perspective, but is counter-productive in the long run, an expert has warned.

Life coach Lynette Alan advised that failing to relax and address anxiety leads to building stress and in turn, "unwanted illnesses".

She said: "Part of our responsibility for ourselves and our families is to take a step back […] to work out what we like doing that has got nothing to do with work".

Research commissioned by Standard Life Healthcare found that 35 per cent of UK adults find it hard to wind down after work while 70 per cent of people leave their phones on all night.

In another recent Evaluation of official statistics, the TUC found that 3.3 million people in the UK now work over 48 hours a week and has called for government support to encourage a better UK work-life balance.

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